The Little Leaf & Bean – Blackwood, SA
Shop 7/19 Coromandel Parade, Blackwood, SA, 5051
I am having a great week coffee wise. The Little Leaf & Bean up at Blackwood (at least up for me – just look at a map, and you’ll see what I mean) is a gem, as far as coffee shops/cafés go. Nestled in a quiet group of shops, far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Blackwood’s busy wannabe arterials (read: Coromandel Parade and Shepherds Hill Road – which at times are as busy as Springvale Road in Melbourne) this is a retreat – an escape – inclusive of a specially marked doorway into another world! Only very new on the scene, The Little Leaf & Bean (become a fan if you are on Facebook) has a great feel to it, with a variety of indoor and outdoor seating – including some specially built and very comfy couches. There is a great menu for light meals, a vast selected of tea and coffee – and you can purchase it to go! Next time you are up that way – as Molly would say – ‘Do yourself a favour!’,
Latte Quality – Lattastic! – this surpasses the one I had yesterday (see below) as the best coffee I have had in a while (just not that long a while) – so good, I would have ordered a second one but was due back down the hill for another meeting which included coffee – just no where near as good. I ordered a large latte (see picture) which was a beautiful colour and included the first bit of latte-art I have come across in SA. I am reliably informed that the manager/barista is an award winner!!
Cost – $3.50 for a regular; $3.90 for a large mug – so really good value.
Coffee Supplier – La Crema Coffee – South Australia’s own!
Fair Trade – Yes! A big sign in the window – and upon asking, was informed that all coffee served is Fair Trade – so not only great tasting coffee, but also guilt free (just don’t think about calories – I meant ethically guilt free).
Venue Suitable for:
- Quiet Chat – If you can get a table outside, most definitely.
- Deep and Meaningful – again, Yes – see above – and if the place is a bit quieter – inside would work just as well.
- Study and Reflection – I spent some time reading a book, in between meetings – and it is also an Internode Hotspot.